Promoting rights of people with disabilities: More cities committed to be inclusive cities in Indonesia
30 October 2017, Jakarta, Indonesia
Mayors across the country together with relevant stakeholders from the government ministries, organizations of people with disabilities, workers’ and employers’ organizations and other organizations will gather in Jakarta on 31st October to attend a UN-sponsored High-Level Seminar which aims to promote inclusive cities across the country.
Workplace safety measures
27 October 2017, Jakarta, Indonesia
The International Labour Organization (ILO) would like to call attention on the tragic incident of Tangerang, Banten, on the outskirts of the capital of Indonesia, Jakarta on 26 October 2017 that resulted in the unfortunate deaths of at least 47 people, many of them workers of the factory contained in the building. The ILO offers its sincere condolences to the families of the victims and sympathizes with those injured.
27 October 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka
H.E. Mr. Thorbjørn Gaustadsæther, the Ambassador to Norway in Sri Lanka launched the Employment Generation and Livelihoods through Reconciliation (EGLR) project in Jaffna on 19th October 2017 in the presence of government officials, members of the community and local polity.
25 October 2017, Bangkok, Thailand
By Tomoko Nishimoto, ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific.
Stakeholder dialogue on Socially Responsible Enterprises and Employers Federation of Pakistan’s national business agenda
19 October 2017, Karachi, Pakistan
The Employers’ Federation of Pakistan (EFP) convened a stakeholders dialogue to raise awareness among stakeholders on key elements of the ILO’s Declaration on Multinational Enterprises & Social Policy. The ILO’s MNE Declaration Project, funded by the Government of Japan, supported this initiative of the EFP. Relevant stakeholders from the world of work, discoursed at length, focusing on the opportunities & challenges concerning occupational, safety & health and women engagement in the workforce.
Youth Employment Strategy
18 October 2017, Lahore, Pakistan
The Government of Punjab in collaboration with Prime Minister’s Youth Programme (PMYP) and ILO held a Provincial Consultative workshop on the “Youth Employment Framework”. This is part of a series of consultations across the country aimed at devising consensus based strategies for youth employment and empowerment.
National Dialogue on the Status of Contract Farming in Nepal and the Urgency of Drafting Contract Farming Legislation
16 October 2017, Kathmandu, Nepal
A national-level dialogue on the Status of Contract Farming in Nepal and the Urgency of Drafting Contract Farming Legislation was organized in Kathmandu on 16 October 2017 by the Advocacy for Rights and Good Corporate Governance (UNNATI) programme.
Consultation Meeting on the Role of Trade Unions for Effective Implementation of Local Development Programmes to achieve Decent Work in Nepal
13 October 2017, Kathmandu, Nepal
A consultation meeting on the Role of Trade Unions for Effective Implementation of Local Development Programmes to achieve Decent Work in Nepal was organized in Kathmandu on 13 October 2017.
ILO and Sweden to partner on developing a project promoting Decent Work in Garment sector supply chains across Asia
13 October 2017, Bangkok, Thailand
ILO and the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok convened a meeting to support the development of a possible future regional programme to promote decent work, environmental sustainability and gender equality in garment supply chains in Asia.
Future of Work
13 October 2017, ILO HQ Geneva, Room IX